Telephone headphones, 19th century

Telephone headphones, 19th century

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Caption: Telephone headphones. This telephone represented an advance on earlier models as it included headphones (lower right). It was known as a bi-telephone. The first practical telephones were developed in the 1870s. Artwork from the ninth volume (first period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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